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Content Delivery API: customize returned data for blocks in content areas



The following article in the official documentation explains how to customize the API to change the data returned to clients:

We have followed the instructions in the article, and are able to change the returned data for pages and blocks when they are the content being requested through the API, e.g. "/api/episerver/v2.0/content/<page or block identifier>". The same goes for using friendly URLs for pages, e.g. "/path/to/page".

However, we have not found a way to change the data returned for blocks that are contained in a content area (either in a page or in a block). Does anyone have any tips for how we can go about doing this?

- Thomas

Sep 05, 2019 8:26

Hi, from ContentDeliveryApi 2.9.0, you can use the ContentApiModelFilter to modify the model before return to client. Some basic steps:

  • Create a custom filter class that inherits from ContentApiModelFilter, then mark it with the ServiceConfiguration attribute: [ServiceConfiguration(typeof(IContentApiModelFilter), Lifecycle = ServiceInstanceScope.Singleton)]
  • Override the method Filter. In this method, you can looking for the block inside the ContentAreaPropertyModel of the content api model and modify the Value/ExpandedValue as you want
Apr 01, 2020 6:52
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